~ Epidendrum puteum Standl. & L.O.Williams 1953 - See Epidendrum barbae Rchb.f. 1866 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys

Drawing by Dorothy Allen and The Epidendra Website

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Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica as a small sized epiphyte with an erect, simple, cane-like stem carrying 2 to 4 towards the apex, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, nutant arching, few flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers.

Hagsater in 2007 put this species as a synonym of E barbae, but as yet it has not been accepted by Kew.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ceiba 3(3): 191. 1953. drawing fide; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 911 Hagsater etal 2007 as synonym of E barbae Kew does not accept